Team

The Initiative’s core staff is drawn from across Europe, with the majority based in London.

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Core Committee

The Core Committee is comprised of all team heads, plus the President, Secretary General, and Treasurer.

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President

Michael Cottakis

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Secretary General

Antonios Fiala

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Head of Policy

Constantin Gouvy

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Head of Events

Elena Turci

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Head of Business Development

Martin Garrigue

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Head of Communications

Riccardo Venturi

Policy Team

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Research Director, Immigration

Natascha Zaun

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Research Director, Democratic Participation

Toni Rodon

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Research Director, Start-ups & Innovation

Joseph Ganderson

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Research Director, Civic Education

Marina Cino-Pagliarello

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Policy Officer, Immigration

Nicolas Millet

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Policy Officer, Immigration

Nicoletta Enria

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Policy Officer, Democratic Participation

Miriam Sorgenfrei

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Policy Officer, Democratic Participation

Federico Favia

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Policy Officer, Democratic Participation

Katja Osterwalder

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Policy Officer, Start-ups and Innovation

Kayrin Gauci

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Policy Officer, Climate Change & Conflict

Konstantin Klammert

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Policy Officer, Climate Change & Conflict

Bob Roth

Events Team

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Communications Team

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Deputy Head of Communications

Maud Lily Lardenois-Macocco

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Social Media Officer

Isabelle Truong

Aberdeen Chapter

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Head of Chapter

Nerea Heras

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Secretary

Dariya Koleva

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Policy officer

Verena Zimmermann

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Communications officer

Yannick Max

London Chapter

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Head of Chapter

Magdalena Anna Surowiec

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Events officer

Cyril Duprat

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Events officer

Camille Lalevee

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Events officer

Arya Gerard

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Events officer

Tony Zhang

Maastricht Chapter

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Head of Chapter

Anja Selmer

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Policy Officer

Philip J. Hobelsberger